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telephones the blind and deaf phones, they are located across the bay, they're coming to san francisco for distribution at the hearing and speech center on dec. 14th. this contact bob davies at the hearing and speech center if you would like to return your equipment. find out what equipment is available to you. we don't always have the opportunity in san francisco. is a great opportunity. it is a joint effort of the
ness avenue in san francisco. you should enjoy today because there is wet weather still on their way. >> we are watching wall street. it u.s. builders boosted construction spending in october of the most of five months, led by housing. strong all sales from ford and chrysler. u.s. manufacturing shrinks to its lowest level since july of 2009, first month after a recession. this is shaving off the gains that we had. >> delta airlines is in talks to buy a 49% stake in virgin atlantic airways. those shares are currently owned by singapore airlines. the mold is in an effort by delta to boost its international operations. particularly between new york and london. a number of mergers in recent years has reshaped the airline industry and analysts say that high oil prices may even lead to more takeovers in the years to come. >> 20 years ago today a man named neil papworth said the first ever text message. he used a computer terminal to send a message merry christmas to a colleague cell phone. taxing is now the single most widely used application in the world. a 1% a mobile phone users send te
of sacramento, crashing trees on to cars in san francisco and blowing a rig over on a bridge. cecilia vega reports live tonight. >> reporter: good evening. this is a storm that slammed the west coast from washington down to the san francisco bay. just take a look at this. the beautiful napa valley tonight has vineyards under water. it was a one, two, three punch. three storms in less than one week plowing down on the west coast, the latest today dropping up to an inch of rain an hour in some spots. in reno, nevada, wind gusts reported to hit 95 miles an hour. nearly 100,000 people without power. homes flooded, roofs smashed and cars under water. rig toppled over. and temporarily closing this bridge, a crucial artery across the san francisco bay. >> be prepared. >> reporter: across northern california, swollen rivers threaten to flood cities like napa where sandbags are passed out and countless trees came crashing down. we saw this one fall before our eyes. how close did it come to you? >> within feet of my truck. >> reporter: we were driving down this highway in napa and this tree came cra
's the objective? for you, it's to prepare for natural disasters, especially if you live here in san francisco, the earthquakes. form an exercise, neighborhood and workplace teams. is that what you're do ?g we did a little practice right now. you are going to respond to immediate needs in your area following a major disaster. what about here in san francisco, major metropolitan area. what are some possible areas in the city? golden gate bridge, right here. beautiful sunset today, i was watching it as we got here. what else? the bay bridge, candlestick, monster park, 42,000 will be in attendance on any sold out giants game, 62,000 on a 49er game. what else? b of a building. transamerica. this is a major -- so these are -- those are buildings. but what else might you think about? bart, transportation. we'll talk about that. hospitals. city hall. these are possible target areas. as we mentioned, civilian safety is the most important. point to yourself. your safety is the most important. when you are sizing up what are the dangers, what are your capabilities, what are your limitations. terrorism i
, dialogue and approvals process that has occurred between the city and san francisco museum of modern art to expand the current museum and to rebuild fire station 1. it is resolution approving and authorizing the director of real estate to execute an agreement of transfer of air space parcel at 151 third street to now the successor agency of redevelopment to the museum of modern art. this resolution would authorize the department to execute this agreement and here to talk about it in more detail is john updike from the department of real estate. >> thank you, supervisor kim, members. committee, john updike, director of real estate. and i thought this item was complicated, but maybe it's not in comparison. today we seek your positive recommendation for two transactions related to the expansion of the san francisco museum of modern art. the sf moma project calls for an expansion of the existing facility including a new approximately 200 foot tall building that extends into 3 different areas on to the city's fire station no. 1 at 676 howard, on to hunt street and on to air space owned by th
dancing. here we go. rocking san francisco city hall. good dancing. all right. (drums). napsters take it away. two starts. all right. we would like to get the honorees. if the honorees could come up here by the first step. napsters if you could take care of this honoring song. here we go. (drums and chanting).
. 240 people in san francisco. 880 people on the peninsula are still in the dark. in the south bay, 1600 people still do not have power tonight. >>> three firefighters in stable condition after they were involved in a accident on highway 24. fire crews were responding to an accident and were on the shoulder when another car lost control in the rain and struck the side of the fire engine. the car rolled over and hit three firefighters. also injuring the driver inside the first car. some of the firefighters had to undergo surgery but no one was killed. three firefighters were transported to the hospital. two of the firefighters needed surgery. >>> look at this picture. this is a car stuck on a roadway. you can see the water level is up to the car's windows. you can see a person waiting behind the vehicle. if you have pictures and you want to send them to us, we will be right back. music's, ready ! share the harmony... she'll be here soon ! she'll love this ! share a sweeter welcome... hey, hola, cómo estás ? hello, hey everyone. es un pla-cer co-no-cer-te. encantada. share everything. th
, 46. the warm spot will be san francisco own dropping to 56 degrees. >> storm track is still somewhat what active but unlike the past couple time it's not aimed at us. the other thing i want to point out, the stuff to the west is being kicked to the north. it's going to move to western oregon and washington. in this case it's not going to keep it entirely away from us but it will make the next weather system that moves in of -- more of a glancing below. >> tuesday night into wednesday, we're still going to get some rainfall but not the heavy stuff. most of the rain stays to the north. we'll get some maybe in the north bay mountains. run of the min rainfall. partly to mostly sunny skies. wednesday looks soggy. we'll have off and off rainfall but computer forecast models say several straight dry days, perhaps a week. >> concord tomorrow, 62 for a high. the average is 58. oakland, you'll be five degrees above average, normal is 59. lower to mid 60s liver moore, 63, and low 60s for san francisco, dale city, 64 -- we're looking at 63 for santa rosa, maybe in march. here's our extended fore
and that people are going to want to come to san francisco and that they will not have any trepidation again, i think the fact that everything is booming right now in san francisco would go a long way to say that we kind of got this thing figured out, but we can always get better. before i leave and pass it over to the panel and back over to
with more than 18 inches of rain. all the way into the san francisco area, almost 4 inches of rain in that time period. three storms shoving that rain up against the coastline. give that rain a lift and you get the total, 12 to 18 inches of rain as a three-event total in those areas. today is a little break. today is the day you scrape the mud off. you get the trees out of the way. you try to get the power back on and our cecilia vega is just east of san francisco area this morning. good morning. >> reporter: hey, sam, good morning to you. boy, you said it. to see the mess this series of storms has caused, take a look at this. outside of san francisco, as you said, massive piles of debris. this huge hole in the middle of this neighborhood. these people have a long way to go before they recover from this storm. from falling trees crushing this car in oregon, to rocksides outside of sacramento, to rivers raging in reno, and flooded streets along the coast, up to one foot of rain, heavy winds and flooding caused by three storms in less than a week have left the west coast a soggy mess
power to thousands in san francisc francisco, sacramento and thousands of others. >> this thing just went up fast. real fast. we had previously had it gotten up high, but it hasn't gotten this bad. >> you live right here in the park? >> right there. >> right there. >> right there. i got my mom out. i took her down to a friend's house down the street. you never know with water like this what it will do. >> people are evacuating out of the park. people are trying to totally get out. i had to park up the hill and walk down the side hill to get in here. it's really, really, it's very bad in here. >> what a mess. rob marciano has been tracking the storms that have been soaking northern california. is there more rain on the way? >> there is. not today, today we get a break, but in some areas rivers and small streams are on the rise and another pulse of energy pointing its way right at northern california. it will be the fourth pulse of heavy wind, rain and snow coming into this area over a five-day period. look at some of the damage out of oakland. a number of homes damaged because of floo
'd never know this was a neighborhood. and, while the san francisco department of public works did its best to this viewer watched the last of the morning downpour from thie backyard in san mateo. that was probably the best way to watch -- dry and it was certainly a busy and wet day... keep sharing your pictures with us... to breaking news at kron four dot com. philippe djegal, kron four news. take a look at this picture a viewer sent in. it's a car trapped on shepard canyon road in oakland. car is up to its roof in water. pictures of the storm send it was a five hour long ordeal on the richmond-san rafael bridge earlier today when high winds knocked over a big rig! high winds flipped over the empty tractor trailer early this morning blocking two left lanes. truck driver ignored the high wind warnng and was traveling abovet he speed limit when he flipped over. it took about five hours to flip the truck right side up because crews has to wait for winds to die down. in pittsburg, there was a major backup on westbound higway-4 near loveridge road earlier today. these are aerials from sky-7
in citrus heights, california. and blew over a truck in san francisco. wind and rain pound the northern part of the state for the third time in less than a week. across the region some streets looked more like rivers. and thousands woke up without electricity after power lines snapped. in tahoe the rain turned to snow sunday morning. the national weather service said that kept the truckee river from flooding into homes. >> you live on a river, bad things can happen. i was being alert. >> reporter: but 2 1/2 hours south along the napa river people are still keeping a close eye on water levels. >> you never know with this river. it's iffy. you think it will go over and it won't then you don't and i want goes over. take as much precaution as you can. >> reporter: heavy rain fell at the oakland coliseum. forcing crews to sweep water offer the field before the raiders football game against cleveland. the wet weather and fog in northern california caused delays here at the los angeles international airport where travellers trying to get back to the san francisco area. this is a seventh grade engli
at the san francisco mint. -- this coin >>guest: it is not only uncirculated it is joyce brilliant uncirculated and ms64 certified from the san francisco mint in 1879. choice brilliant uncirculated >>guest: is one was made 2001 and this was made 1879. which one is nicer? that is a special coin but this one right 1879 s. c13 the early3 francisco mint coins because they had just sent new equipment out and the coins for just struck so well that you get this coin- and it looks3 one of those commemorative coins but is not. it is a real coin and made in san francisco in 1879. looks like it was literally made yesterday and it is stunning and certified and ms difficult is it to find something like this? >>guest: they made a billion morgan silver eagles and there's only like a thousand left. >>guest: one year later and look the reverse of this coin. i can tell you this right now i am a little surprise at that.that is a solid ms64 areand a half to the match the front and back because of bag marks here and all morgan silver dollars have them. that looks one and which one looks better?
, california, north of san francisco. carter, good morning. >> reporter: some of the vineyards here in wine country were under water yesterday. but they're already drying out, leaving little, if any, damage to the grapevines behind me. but there was big concern because the predictions for this were nd much of northern lastornia were dire. s the last wave of the massive california storm moved east, colder temperatures near lake tahoe turned heavy rain into snow, saving the mountain town snow s of truckee from the predicted flooding. flooding. e he.ing. we were ready for worst case scenario. > reporter: they prepared for resworst as did residents ofoss northern california. nd with good reason days of andng wind and torrential rain uprooted trees, knocked out >> power and caused floods. atlost everything. >> reporter: residents at this mobile ramentohome park near sacramento wee start their week cleaning up from floodwater that forced es onto leave their homes on sunday. trailerst went from trailer to trailer to make sure everybody was out. >> reporter: in wine country, rivers raged. ragehe fl
believe speaks to the incredible value. in december you will get cold up there where the san francisco, it gets very cold in yemen not have a winter jacket like to wear this in december and now that i am nice and warm and comfortable and win and is not that december san francisco told a separate peace with the rest of the year. >>guest: what can get for your dollar. new gift two items for the price of one. remember plane in san francisco offense of 49 years in the coldest part of december and you do get the air on the big coming through the stadium and its coldgreat purpose, anywhere, anytime and do think that the three systems, the three ways you can wear it you aware with the best, without the best, together, into so many options and with the holidays coming up, is a great gift to stay warm. we talked about in half of the leak has a chance-- league.the minnesota vikings, the pittsburgh steelers the colts everybodyay still have a to make the playoffs.6 c13 they're all in the mix, is of time to support your team and it is getting cold. a lot of things are coming up in the next couple
. the rains came with a vengence, high winds uprooted trees and overturned trucks near san francisco. to the east colder temperatures turned heavy rain into snow, saving the mountain town of truckee from the predicted flooding. california's wine country had also braced for the worst. >> the water was coming very fast and furious but the cole vert system that we've created was able to take that extra water and get it safely through town with jill techel says her town has spent more than $250 million over 20 years to protect the flood-prone city. for this storm it worked. >> that whole area of town would have been closed. we would have had to evacuate everyone out. >> but down the road in sonoma. >> here's all the water and i can't believe, where is it all coming from. >> matt's restaurant is still in danger. >> the location which am is where a river runs through continuation literally and i am owe an a little island. >> reporter: the rising water overwhelm the nearby creek sending water into the street outside but by midday the sun poked through the clouds as the system moved through
of paintings at the old mint in san francisco. they reflected scenes from that part of california. he took us down there and proudly showed us her work. although he traveled the world his family was always in his thoughts. california was always his home. what i will most remember about chris is how thoughtful he was and how people were drawn to him. chancellor wu wrote when chris was appointed ambassador, friends, professional acquaintances contacted me to encourage me to reach out to him. he was so well thought of. i sent a hand-written card and to my surprise he returned the correspondence with his own handwritten note. that would be very much like chris. he appreciated and enjoyed interactions with people. in fact, our friend chris highland put it very eloquently when he said, chris was the finest among us. more than his obviously charms, he was a man of substance and humility. at parties, dinners and gatherings he spent little times talking about himself and his accomplishments. only when he was forced to. instead he asked people about their lives, their views, their accomplishments. he a
decision point 8, the san francisco sunshine ordinance regulations as amended by the commission at this meeting? >> so moved. >> second. >> all in favor? >> aye. >> opposed? hearing n
that phone call. your family is safe, you are safe. i can do more work helping the people in san francisco than trying to get back right away. your family knows you are okay and you could be rescuing the city. having a family plan. twice a year we say, change your batteries in your smoke detectors and replenish your supplies with new food. your spouses say what are you going to do in a disaster? if you go to school, the school has a plan set in place. if a quake hits they will evacuate to certain areas. you will have to pick them up at a certain age. talk to your family. don't wait for a disaster. you should talk about it tonight. everybody in an event of a disaster meet in the front or back of the house. as soon as you know everybody is safe if you want to get something that's fine. as long as you know everybody in the family is safe and that person wants to use a garden hose to put out the fire. if you don't this is a possibility. a single story wood structure building is the safest to be in but has to be bolted to the foundation. everybody know where the water heater is. if you haven'
attendance at the zoo can we make this into one motion or -- i move we approve the san francisco zoological society conceptual plan for the renovation of the eleanor friend playground, adopt finds ining our package under exhibit 3, acknowledging the mitigation and reporting program measures which are recommended in the staff report. i just want to add that will be for construction or completion, particularly on monitoring animal behavior. adopt a seek what finding, adopt the monitoring and reporting requirements and approve the conceptual plan, finding that it is consistent with the zoo master plan. >> second that. >> it's been moved and seconded. any questions? seeing none, all in favor. >> aye. >> opposed? hearing none, it is unanimous, thank you. >> we are now on item 8, which is 181 fremont street. third presentation in 16 hours so karen brodak before you on 181 fremont street. the item before you is discussion and possible action to recommend to the planning commission the net shadow pr proposed 181 fremont will not have adverse impact on use of union square pursuant to planning code s
, and to know that he tried every way he could and did succeed in making san francisco a better place for everybody. thank you. [applause] >> and now a long time friend and supporter of the marks family. my pleasure to welcome raby from congeeration. >> good morning everyone. good afternoon. we stand in the month here. it's called the bitter month. there are no holidays in this jewish month other than sabat which is some evening. we stand here in a month that is a pause between the high holidays and the winter season, and it is a time of reflection. it's a time of quiet iewd. we're going to hear many voices today, all that will reflect the beauty and warmth of milton. i would like to return to the silence that we shared together during his funeral, a bitter time, and yet there was a sweetness to its silence just as milton in his illness was silent. there was a sweetness to his silence. just as in health milton had silence, and there was a kindness, and integrity, and there was a response in that quiet and take a moment to realize how much we much that silence of an ear tha
san francisco to sacramento, floodwaters and fierce winds have been knocking out power to thousands of people. some people who lived in the areas for decades say they have never seen anything like this. >> thing just went up fast. >> we've had previously where it's gotten up real high but hasn't gotten this bad. >> do you live right here in the park? >> right here. >> right here? yeah, right there. i got my mom out. i took her down to a friend's house down the street because you never know if water like this what it's going to do. >> people are evacuating out of the cars, and as you see, you can't get out. i had to march up the hill and walk down the side hill to get in here. so it's really, really very bad. >> rob marciano is tracking the storms from the cnn weather center in atlanta. how is it looking in the near future, rob? >> well, a bit of a break today, soledad. more rain coming tomorrow. you saw the folks dealing with the rain about fall, cars driving through it. the rivers rushing. but we have infrastructure damage, as well. some video out of oakland in and around this area
. >> reporter: this is a storm that slammed the west coast from washington all the way down to the san francisco bay area. and this, take a look at it, one of the hardest hit regions, vineyards all over napa valley under water right now. >> a much dryer day is on tap across northern california, but just after midnight, get this, a fourth storm moving in with even more heavy rain. >> no rest for the weary there. >>> also, a major storm overseas is causing a mess of epic proportions on some roads in russia. early season snow all but shut down one of the main routes between moscow and st. petersburg over the weekend. some eyewitnesses said the traffic jam stretched nearly 125 miles, trapping some people for two days. >>> and a developing story overnight from japan. investigators say a rusted bolt may have led to a deadly tunnel collapse. nine people died when concrete panels on the ceiling of the tunnel came crashing down. the missing bolt had held those panels in place. now, there's an emergency inspection of dozens of similar tunnels all across japan. >>> and back here in the u.s., a town in nort
's what you missed while you were sleeping. san francisco subway system is back up and running again this morning after flooding. they were pouter outages the the pumps were overwhelmed with the amount of water. >> an alleged maternity mansion near los angeles. pregnant chinese women pay up to 15,000 dollars to have their babies there. so the children are automatically american citizens. they issued a cease and desist order to the home oren. >> recorded audio has been released after a shocking murder suicide involving jaf von bele chere. eric burke has more. >>> the first call saturday morning wasn't out of the ordinary for police. >> a short time later a potentially related call was anything but ordinary. >> >> it wasn't long before police at the home of bele chere would tell them the calls were connected. >> as officers were racing to arrowhead they were on their way to their home. her condition was grim. in police terms there's a high likelihood she wouldn't make it. once paramedics had they are in the ambulance the fears were concerned. >> early 20s female, she has been shot abou
the bears, 23-17. >>> after finishing in a tie earlier this season, st. louis and san francisco were tied in regulation. then the rams kicked a field goal in overtime for the 16-13 win over the 49ers. >>> and pittsburgh's quarterback, charlie batch, leads a fourth quarter comeback against baltimore, and the steelers kicked a field goal as time ran out for a victory over the ravens, 23-20. >>> now to college ball, notre dame number one in the bcs standings will face number two, alabama, in the national championship game january 7th in miami. number three was florida followed by oregon and kansas state. across the pond now to england, the duchess of cambridge showed off her field hockey skills at her old prep school. even though she's wearing these crazy boots with the three-inch heels, she did seem to impress the students. >>> now to pennsylvania, fans of the minor league hockey team the hershey bears set a new record at the annual teddy bear toss. a record 12,497 stuffed bears, they all rained down on the ice. they are donated to hershey children's hospital. >>> and now for another look a
on the roof. someone's searching me smoothie shots. is this real life? >> san francisco twitter was thinking about leaving. so san francisco gave them this deal that might be worth up to $22 million. and so they stayed. and they built this new building, and they moved in on the rooftop. san francisco has been having its park budget cut. so san francisco citizens are seeing their parks get worse. and so here was a twitter employee in the park on their rooftop saying i'm drinking smoothie shots. is this real life? >> can i ask you, have you -- has this gotten worse in the past couple years? because one of the things we've seen, of course, in the economy is companies are trying to extract every drop of revenue from any kind of nonsales-driven source they can because sales demand isn't there anymore. that's why they're extracting from profits, cost conducting, productivity. has this been enhanced in the past two, three years as companies increasingly look for other ways to, you know, goose their balance sheets? >> there certainly is sort of a desperation when you talk to -- i talked to all kinds
to the san francisco start-up when we talk to the co founder and ceo. >>> but first up, november auto sales jumping for both ford and chrysler. if we go over the cliff, though, our next guest says we'll see new car sales plunge 20 to 40%. bob lutz is the former vice chairman of gm, as well as former president of chrysler. he's also a cnbc contributor. bob, good morning. good to have you. >> good morning. good to be here. >> let's just walk through what you thought of the sales figures from this morning. >> well, i think everybody was expecting a weak november, and informed, it turned out pretty well, despite the disruption caused by hurricane sandy and a shortage of availability and so forth. i think gm was better than they themselves expected. but -- and actually up year over year in if all the brands. but gm had a weak month in pickup trucks. they have too much 2013 inventory and not enough discounted '12 models. but that will settle out. >> ford, i'm sure you've already taken a look at it, not only f series up 18%, that raised some eyebrows at this desk and raising production 11% for q1.
artery across the san francisco bay. >> listen to what everybody's telling you. be prepared. >> reporter: across northern california, swollen rivers threatened to flood cities like napa where thousands of sandbags were passed out and countless trees came crashing down. we were driving down this highway here in napa, and this tree literally came crashing down in front of us. i want to show you how huge the tree is. take a look. a giant tree. i mean the roots of this thing are four feet tall. and now there may be another storm later in the week after so much headache already. even santa in one city was forced to take refuge. well, it's definitely going to take some time for the vineyards to clear out here. as for one bright spot we saw in an otherwise gloomy day, drivers when the tree came down, kept stopping by to help clear the roadway. and as nr that man who was almost hit by it, he says he's headed to buy a lottery ticket. cecilia vega, abc news, napa. >>> all right. with that, everybody, here's your monday forecast now. showers from portland to seattle. snow in the cascades and northe
in the nfl yesterday was the san francisco 49ers who have a new starting quarterback, colin kaepernick, who was given the starting job because alex smith was out for a week with a concussion, and now a lot of people are saying, wow, alex smith losing his job is an incentive for players not to report when they get head injuries. we know how conclusively they're he linked. i do have to say one thing, though. you're absolutely right, tamron, that people have different ways of dealing with things and perhaps being on the field. had a healing effect on the players themselves. i think the nfl as the largest sports force and cultural force in this country has a broader responsibility to say some things are more important than football. >> dave, it's always great to have you on. i want to report to our audience the associated press says police hope to deliver an investigation report to prosecutors tuesday detailing what caused kansas city chiefs linebacker javon belcher to kill his girlfriend and himself. we could have an update on the incident which, of course, is absolutely devastating and unthin
change after december 31st. biz buy sell.com group general manager mike handles man joins us from san francisco. thanks for joining us. >> thanks for having me. sandra: could you give me the idea the type of companies we're talking about here? your site lists 45,000 businesses for sale worldwide. what kind of businesses are these? >> we really refer to them as main street businesses. so the majority are made up of retail shops, restaurants, service businesses, smaller manufacturing businesses. most are selling for underra million dollars. sandra: sorry, go ahead. david: who is buying, mike? >> people that are buying are largely, you know, the unemployed workforce. unemployment is still relatively high, about 8%. often in our economy in past recessions when the larger companies can't pick up the slack to increase employment people turn to entrepreneurism and those are people that buy small business. >> give us an idea, small business has been part of the national conversation, a big part of it as we talk about the tax hikes approaching at the end of the year and the fiscal cliff. what
for you throughout the day. back to you. jenna: claudia thank you. coming to us from our san francisco bureau as we learn more about what the announcement could include we'll bring you that news. jon: the 2012 election is over. now as president obama fights congress in a showdown over the coming fiscal cliff the president is using his extensive campaign network to push his agenda. let's talk about it with shane deapril the editor of "campaigns and elections magazine." the campaign arm of obama, all of those people are getting information about the fiscal cliff. >> yeah, one thing that happened after 2008 was that obama for america morphed into organizing in america and into the dnc. it played very little role in pushing the president's first term agenda. a lot of folks on the left and from within the white house thought that was a mistake looking back upon it. what we see right now is an immediate change. after the 2012 election ofa is engaging supporters, continuing to do so and clearly fighting this fiscal cliff battle and the white house wants to use that vast supportive base and it
in san francisco. the key thing is hurting the rest. look at the premiums that are being charged. if we can maintain that focus, the risk regiment focus that the fha has taken on, there is an argument to say, let's not over correct in a time when there is no support system coming down the pipe. >> you talk about the importance of having good underwriting standards. one of the other criticisms of fha is that it is a government agency that is not as nimble. long-term, if you have 3% down payment, it is one thing to trust that the lenders to use the program will operate according to the guidelines, but does the institution have the bandwidth to change circumstances? even if it were not as severe as 2006, say we go through a period where congress allows downpayment-funded assistance. how able is the fha to set those proper underwriting standards? >> there is no question that the fha any other agency needs to be more organized than what we have today. fhfa it is 80 years old. it has never required taxpayer money. the fact that we have a 1000- year flat and fha has plans for a 100-year flat,
over ten institutions in the city of san francisco including the air film festival the arab culture and committee center but also with the tamp pais public library to have two events showcasing the rich arab america culture that exists here in the city of san francisco and i want to thank you all for coming and i want to introduce joaquin for resident who ska great member of our community and has helped organize this event. (applause). . thank you very much and good evening everyone on behalf of mayorly who will be joining us in a few moments i want to say thanks to all of you for being here tonight it's always a pleasure for you go to welcome the community into city hall - because you remind us our purpose in government so to serve and you you certainly bring life and culture and community into our very state halls and bring life to us, so thank you again. i want to thank the nominating committee and the planning committee for their excellent work in ensuring that those very important community members who do so much to ensure that our communities remain strong and vibrant, those w
from the mercer fund in honor of san francisco bay area philanthropist helen diller. together with the clean and safe neighborhood parks fund and the city's general fund. >> 4. 3. 2. 1. [applause] >> the playground is broken into three general areas. one for the preschool set, another for older children, and a sand area designed for kids of all ages. unlike the old playground, the new one is accessible to people with disabilities. this brand-new playground has several unique and exciting features. two slides, including one 45- foot super slide with an elevation change of nearly 30 feet. climbing ropes and walls, including one made of granite. 88 suspension bridge. recycling, traditional swing, plus a therapeutics win for children with disabilities, and even a sand garden with chines and drums. >> it is a visionary $3.5 million world class playground in the heart of san francisco. this is just really a big, community win and a celebration for us all. >> to learn more about the helen diller playground in dolores park, go to sfrecpark.org.
>> good afternoon, everyone, almost good evening, and welcome to san francisco city hall. i'm supervisor scott wiener. i have the honor of representing district 8 including the castro on the board of supervisors. and which district are formerly represented by harvey milk. supervisor olague likes to remind me we share the district 5 represented by milk. and we're here today to remember supervisor harvey milk and mayor george moscone who were brutally assassinated decades ago. and we gather every year to remember, and not just to remember and to mourn, but also to remember the positives and to remember frankly both of these great men and what they contributed to our community. you know, with respect to harvey milk, there will never, ever be another harvey milk in our community in terms of what he represented for our community in terms of a step forward. we are now elected lgbt peep to office and harvey was such an incredible trail blazer, not? in just getting elected, but in being a great leader and always holding his head high for our community. and i know when i was first sw
of stuff about what other people think values might be when you do work on your home. san francisco is a different world, isn't it? >> we have so many micro districts and pockets of different the used within two or three blocks. answering the question for one house may not always be the same as answering that question for different house. >> give us an idea. if you get a view, it will be different -- >> shore. the value of a simple remodel verses a very fancy kitchen remodel in a house that might be worth more than a condominium. those things can matter. it can make a difference. >> we have a request from one of our viewers to make sure we talk about -- home-improvement results and building taxes. >> accessible. >> the other thing that might be brought out his people over- improved. there is a fine line. i recommend that my client or anyone talk to realtors before they start. it is a good idea to get an idea of that neighborhood, that house, and how it can be done. >> page 22 of the handout, spend an hour with the pro. talk about what the value means and how it will add value to you
and views, and smashes them -- meshes them together to see if we can make an even better san francisco. we have two other supervisors who may be coming later. we're all part of the initial group of policymakers at city hall who want to hear news views and ideas on the new collaborative economy. we're interested in it because it has aspects that have piqued our interest, about hoour environment, how to improve life for more people, how to make an expensive city more affordable to more people, how to utilize the strengths of the city as a great tourist city. how we can get more folks to come and experience the wonders of the city. maybe they will make their stake here. these panel members have decided to make their stake here. they risked reputation, may be small amounts of money. if they had a lot of money, they may not have had to start this. they have also done it for the right reasons. they want to experience the city in a different way, but one that is in the tradition of san francisco and is reflective of mine, welcoming more people to share in the economy. hopefully the right reasons
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